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Kindergarten and New 1st Grade Student Registration for 2017-2018

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Online registration for incoming kindergarten and new first grade students for the 2017-2018 school year will open on February 1! You do not have to re-register current students in grades K-7 for next year; registration is only for students who will be new to District 109 in the 2017-2018 school year (and Helping Hands students moving to kindergarten).

You can register children for kindergarten who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.

1. Complete online registration:

2. Print all registration materials (the registration form and three supplements), and gather required proof-of-residency documents  (listed on the registration and residency page) and your child’s original birth certificate.

3. Plan to attend a Drop In/Drop Off session at the District Center (517 Deerfield Road, by the Little Red Schoolhouse) to review documentation and verify residency:

  • Monday, February 6, 2017 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 7:30am – 1:00pm

Full-day kindergarten will be offered for 2017-2018. Parents also will have the option to send their kindergarten child for half of the school day. The Board of Education has not yet made a decision about the amount that will be charged for full-day kindergarten for 2017-2018 (it is expected to be less than the $2,080 fee for the 2016-2017 school year). We will communicate the tuition information as soon as it is approved by the Board.

If you have questions about registration, please contact Audrey Beresid at aberesid@dps109.org.

Muriel Summers

Kipling School Welcomes Muriel Summers

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Kipling Elementary is happy to welcome Muriel Summers to Kipling on October 20th at 7pm at Kipling School.  Muriel is the principal of AB Combs School in Raleigh NC and a founder of The Leader in Me.

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Lobby Guard – New Procedures For Visitors to Kipling School

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Dear Kipling Families,

When you walk into the front doors at Kipling, we welcome parents to our school, encouraging you to be partners with us in your child’s education and active members of our school community. This year, you’ll soon notice new procedures for checking into the office, and while these procedures may take a few more seconds of your time, they are not at all designed to keep you away! Please take a few minutes to read this email to understand why we are using LobbyGuard, a new visitor management system, and how this new system will change the procedures when you visit us during school hours.

In District 109, the safety of staff and students is the highest priority. LobbyGuard will allow us to increase our ability to identify whether a convicted sex offender attempts to enter the school building or be on school grounds. With LobbyGuard, we are able to instantaneously search Sex Offender Registries in all 50 states. Using the visitor’s name and birthdate, LobbyGuard searches the state databases for offenders, registered or not, whose name and birthdate either fit or are a close match to known sex offenders across the country.

Beginning on the first day of school, we will use the following procedures to check in visitors in the school office during school hours:

  1. Go to the school office and present your license or State ID to office staff.
  2. A staff member will scan your ID using the LobbyGuard system.
  3. You will receive a photo ID badge printed from LobbyGuard in an orange visitor lanyard.
  4. Before leaving, return your ID badge and lanyard to the front office to be properly checked out.

The important point: Don’t forget your driver’s license or state-issued ID when you visit Kipling. We can’t check you in without it, and we will not allow any visitors to bypass LobbyGuard.

I will send another email soon about how to download the LobbyGuard Go app to your phone and register to use the app for expedited check in. Using LobbyGuard Go will speed up the check-in process, especially during our big events. Stay tuned!

Thank you for your cooperation in improving the safety of our schools to protect our students, staff – and you!


Anthony McConnell

Habit 1: Be Proactive

School Supply Lists

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If you did not get a chance to order school supplies this past spring you may find the lists by grade level at the Kipling PTO website.